Arab Spring
Tunisia new constitution Tunisian political parties and trade unions reject president’s move to enact a new constitution 

The UGTT, Tunisia’s main trade union, and major left parties gave calls for boycott of the national dialogue initiated by President Kais Saied last week, almost a year after he dismissed the elected government 

Hunger strike by Egyptian prisoner Political prisoner Walid Shawky goes on hunger strike to expose medical negligence in Egyptian jails 

Walid Shawky is accused of being a member of a terrorist organization and has been in jail since October 2018. Under the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi regime, tens of thousands of political prisoners have faced harrowing conditions, especially medical negligence

Tunisia protest Tunisians continue protests against president Kais Saied’s power grab 

Separate protests were organized by the Workers’ Party and the Ennahda party over the weekend. At the first protest, speakers called for a third way between Kais Saied’s dictatorship and the Islamist parties

MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown

Jordanian security forces crack down on demonstrations on anniversary of 2011 protests

The protests were called to mark the 10th anniversary of anti-monarchy and pro-democracy protests. Protesters were also demanding an end to the emergency law imposed last year and addressing of several economic issues such as rising unemployment

Bahrain protests Sporadic protests in Bahrain on tenth anniversary of Arab Spring

Scores of Bahrainis took to the streets on Sunday marking the tenth anniversary of the anti-government Arab Spring protests. The protests of 2011 were suppressed by the ruling al-Khalifa family with the aid of Saudi Arabia and other monarchies

Tunisia protests The people want the fall of the regime: What lies behind the protests in Tunisia?

In the 10 years since the Arab Spring, while democracy has functioned in Tunisia at a procedural level, it has not met the aspirations of the people, especially the youth

Tunisians protest over growing economic crisis and oppressive state actions

The protesters were opposing increasing police brutality and the announcement of fresh lockdown measures on Thursday. Protests took place in at least 10 cities across the country

Amid repression and setbacks, people’s movements in north Africa continue struggles

North Africa in 2020 was both a site of armed conflict and repression, and yet, also an example of the determined resistance of the people to the forces of repression

Donald Trump’s final act: Snuffing out the promise of democracy in the Middle East

In the context of the 10-year anniversary of the “Arab Spring,” Vijay Prashad discusses Donald Trump’s efforts to crush the aspirations of the people in the Middle East

Egypt activists arrested Egyptian author Ahdaf Souief and three other activists released after global outcry

The activists were arrested following a protest demanding that prison authorities in Egypt take serious steps to prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus disease and protect jail inmates

Alaa Abdel Fattah Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah re-arrested after court revokes release order

A criminal court in Cairo revoked its own order for the release of Alaa Abdel Fattah and two other activists. Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the prominent faces of the 2011 uprising against the Hosni Mubarak regime, has been in jail for nearly 6 years since 2013

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